Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District

365 Loop Road
Hoopa, CA 95546
530.625.5600 Phone
530.625.5611 Fax

Least Restrictive Environment

Supports Within the General Education Program

Accommodations:

Changes in course content, teaching strategies, test presentation, location, timing, scheduling, student response, or environmental structuring that do not substantially change the standard or expectation for student performance.

Modifications:

Changes in course content, teaching strategies, test presentation, location, timing, scheduling, student response, or environmental structuring that do substantially change the standard or expectation for student performance.

Co-planning:

A process by which two teachers share in the planning, modifications, the evaluation of instruction, and behavioral support. This model does not involve co-teaching.

Designated Instructional Services:

The provision of itinerant support services within the general education classroom (LAS, DHH, OT, etc.).

Co-teaching:

Two teachers sharing instruction, planning, behavioral support, and grading for all students in a classroom.

Inclusion:

The provision of special education support within the general education classroom for students with moderate to severe disabilities who are included and educated in the general education classroom 100% of the school day.

Supports Outside the General Education Program

Designated Instructional Services Pullout:

The provision of itinerant support services outside of the general education classroom.

Special Education Resource Pullout Program:

The provision of special education services connected to content curriculum, outside of the general education classroom for short periods of time.

Learning Center:
The provision of special education services through the use of the learning center. A location where specialized and targeted services are provided for specific students.

Special Day Program:

Special education services provided in a separate classroom environment for the majority of the school day.

Settings

Each student may require a different combination of services and settings, and when appropriate a student's curriculum can be modified. The goal in special education is to build a program around a student's needs rather than trying to fit a student into an existing program. The following is a list of options available in the district from the least to most restrictive environment:

General education classes:

Whenever possible, students with disabilities will be educated in the general education classes. Student's should also attend the school that they would ordinarily attend if they were not in special education.

General education classes with collaborative consultation:

Often times teachers with students with disabilities educated in the general education classroom may require consultation with special education personnel for guidance and support.

General education classes with designated instructional services:

These supplementary services assist students with disabilities to benefit from their general education program. Examples of these services are language and speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and counseling.

General education classes and the resource specialist program:

The resource specialist program provides instruction and services to students with disabilities assigned to the general education classroom for the majority of the school day. The goal of the program is to enable students with disabilities to succeed in the general education environment. The needs of the students are met in a variety of ways.

General education classes and special day classes:

Depending upon the needs of a student, the student may be educated in general education classes for part of the school day and special day classes for the other part of the school day.

Special day classes:

These classes serve students with disabilities that because of their disabilities cannot participate in general education classes.